Category Archives: Political reforms

Editorial – Down with left and right

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT LEFT AND RIGHT MEAN ANYMORE? When the USSR broke up, the communists found they were called right wingers, and the free market reformers leftists. Debate degenerated until these labels took a backseat to discussing what the various political interests actually stood for.

 

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Editorial – The end of national currencies

Everyone can mint money in the electronic global village

 

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Harper, patriot

(January 20, 2006) Stephen Harper is a separatist. Stephen Harper is unpatriotic. Stephen Harper can’t even bring himself to say he loves his country. Continue reading

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Wilful blindness

(March 19, 2003) Peaceniks in St. Petersburg [right], Russia, on March 18, protest against war in Iraq. Credit: Dmitry Lovetsky, AP Photo. In 1981, when Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor to prevent it from making nuclear weapons fuel, Norman Rubin, my colleague at Energy Probe, lauded the Israeli action. Continue reading

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A clean slate for Iraq

(February 12, 2003) In February, 1895, Cuban nationalists seeking independence from Spain took to the hills and started a campaign of guerrilla warfare. When initial efforts to put down the rebellion failed, the Spanish military relocated hundreds of thousands of Cuban farmers into fortified concentration camps, where they soon fell prey to hunger and disease. In the United States, publicity about the camps fanned hostility toward the Spanish and, eventually, inspired calls for U.S. intervention in Cuba (where, not coincidentally, America had important economic and strategic interests). Continue reading

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